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Xerox Phaser 5550N

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Xerox Phaser 5550N. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The noise and usability also get good reviews. Views are divided on the paper handling. Many are less positive about the design and reliability.

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reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Xerox Phaser 5550N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Love the stapling


We purchased this printer for several needs, one of which is stapling. With the finisher, it staples wonderfully and eliminated our need to hand staple. Printing is efficient and, of course, double sided printing saves paper.

Jul, 2016

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Trouble free but has limits


Worst aspect of this printer is you are unable to control duplex image backup. The software/firmware is not good but it is PS, fast, 11x17, 1200dpi and cheap to run.

Feb, 2016

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It's a work horse; it just keeps moving foward


We replaced some older machines that kept locking up. These are great machines that handle an heavy workload.

Jan, 2016

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This product has served us well for a long time


We have had this printer for a long time and it continues to produce good copies.

Mar, 2015

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Great printer for high volume, but make sure and buy quality supplies


Duplexing works well on this machine, but only if you use a high quality paper. You can't get away with the 20 lb copy paper, especially not if it's recycled. On my machine the duplexer tends to jam after two or three pages. This machine does a great...

Nov, 2014

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product is fine


product is fine, product is fine

Nov, 2014

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Great Printer


This is a great printer - we use this mainly for printing large documents. The quality is much better than my previous HP printer. I would definitely recommend this product.

Nov, 2014

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System has Major Driver problems


This printer has major problems with it's 64 and 32 bit drivers. Works best with Windows XP but if you go to anything newer forget about printing to extra trays or an envelope tray. If you have a mixed network you may as well forget about printing to...

Jun, 2014

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Phaser 5550


I love that it doesn't require as much ink as the other laser printers I have in the office.

May, 2013

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Xerox 5550 is Robust Production Printer


We use the Xerox 5550 in our data center as a production printer. It is very fast and reliable. Would recommend to anyone that has large print volumes.

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Print more, print faster. Productive, reliable and packed with value, the Xerox Phaser 5550 laser printer means serious business for any office with diverse and high volume print demands. Get up to speed with the Phaser 5550 - the laser printer that delivers the ultimate combination of peak performance and impressive print quality. The Phaser 5550 laser printer comes loaded with cutting-edge intelligence features that simplify installation and everyday use. And with highly durable components throughout, count on total reliability day after productive day. It's simple: the Phaser 5550 laser printer delivers more for your money than any other printer in its class, and constantly-low operating costs keep it truly bottom-line friendly.


Certification:CE Marked, UL 60950-1/CSA 60950-1-03, 1st Edition, Class 1, FCC Part 15, Class A, 73/23/EEC, RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC / CE, UL 60950-1/CSA 60950-1-03, FCC Part 15 Class A, 73/23/EEC, RoHS 2002/95/EC / CE, UL 60950-1/CSA 60950-1-03, FCC, 73/23/EEC, RoHS 2002/95/EC / CE, UL, FCC Part 15, Class A, RoHS
Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:White
Stand-by LED: Yes

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220
Power consumption (PowerSave):105 / 11
Power consumption (standby):105 / 11
Power consumption (typical):900

Input Capacity

Input capacity (tray 2):500
Maximum input capacity:4100
Maximum number of paper inputs:6
Maximum number of paper trays:6
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:100
Number of standard paper trays:3
Standard input capacity:1100 / 2100 / 4100


Hard Drive Capacity:40
Internal memory:256
Maximum internal memory:1 / 1024
Maximum memory:1 / 1024


Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Network ready:No / Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv4):10/100/1000BaseTX / DHCP
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):15 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:15 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 32
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 32
Storage relative humidity (H-H):15 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:15 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 32
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 32

Other Features

/Requires a PagePack service agreement that includes provision of toner or ink: Yes
Acoustic power emissions (active, print, copy or scan):7.19
Acoustic power emissions (standby):5
Acoustic pressure emissions:54
Cabling technology:10/100/1000-BaseTX
Compatible operating systems:DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T2, ISDB-T / HP-UX 10.2, Linux, Mac OS X 10.2,\nNovell NetWare 4.x, Red Hat 9, SCO, SUSE 9, Solaris 2.5.1/2.6+, Windows 2000/Vista, Xerox Walk-Up PD / Windows 2000+/Vista\nLinux\nMac / Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista, Mac OS X v.10.2+\nNovell Netware 4.x+\nLinux OS SUSE 10.0\nRed Hat 9\nFedora Core 5\nSun Microsystems Solaris 2.5.1/2.6+
Components:097S03220,097S03716,097S03717,097S03720,5550V_NZ,KUK_A / 097S03220,097S03716,097S03717,097S03720,5550V_NZM,KUK_A / 097S03220,097S03716,5550V_N,KUK_A / 097S03220,097S03716,5550V_NM,KUK_A / 097S03220,5550V_N,KUK_A / 097S03220,5550V_NM,KUK_A
Country of origin:China
Depth:20.7 / 25.6
Depth (imperial):20.7 / 25.6
Device manager:DHCP, PrintingScout Alert Notification, Xerox CentreWare Internet Services Embedded Web Server, Xerox CentreWare Printer Management for Microsoft, Novell, and UNIX
Duty cycle letter size (maximum):300000
Embedded web server: Yes
Emulations:PCL6, 5e
First-page-out time, printing (black & white):6.5
Hard disk drive type:Optional / Standard
Hardware scan resolution:1200 x 1200
Height:19.6 / 30.6 / 41.3
Height (imperial):19.6 / 30.6 / 41.3
I/O ports:10/100/1000BaseTX Ethernet / Parallel (IEEE 1284), USB 2.0
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:40
Network standard:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:10/100/1000 Base-TX / 10/100BaseTX Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):15 - 85
Optional print features:Extended font/form storage, Personal Print
Optional productivity features:Hard disk collation, Personal Print, Print With, Proof Print, Saved Print
Optional security features:Image overwrite security, Secure Print
Package length:32.8
PCL fonts:83
PostScript fonts:139
Power consumption (active):900
Power Requirements:120-240 V, 50/60 Hz / 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz / 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Print memory (standard):256
Print resolution black (productivity):1200 x 1200
Printer features:Auto registration, Banner sheets, Booklet printing, Delay print, Image rotation, Mirror image, N-up, Negative image, Overlays, Poster printing
Requires a PagePack service agreement that includes provision of toner or ink:Y
Security Features:Secure Print
Standard output capacity for envelopes:500
Storage temperature (T-T):41 - 90
Supported printer drivers:HP-UX 10.2 or higher, Linux, Mac OS X version 10.2 or higher, Novell NetWare 4.x or higher, Red Hat 9, SCO, Sun Microsystems Solaris 2.5.1/2.6+, SUSE 9, Windows 2000 or higher, Windows Vista, Xerox Walk-Up Printer Driver
Technical features:EPS, Epson emul., IBM Pro Printer, PCL 5e/6, PDF, PostScript 3
Warm-up time (from sleep mode):37
Warranty:One-year on-site / Products purchased under a "Page Pack" agreement do not carry a warranty, but please refer to your service agreement for full details of your enhanced service package.
Warranty note:One-year on-site / Products purchased under a "Page Pack" agreement do not carry a warranty, but please refer to your service agreement for full details of your enhanced service package.
Width:25.2 / 54.2
Width (imperial):25.2 / 54.2
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g / IEEE802.11a/b/g

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:1000
Standard output capacity:4000 / 500

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A3, A4, A5, A6
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B4, B5 / B4, B5, B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A3
Maximum print area:297 x 432 mm / A3 (297 x 420 mm)
Maximum print size:297 x 432 mm / A3 (297 x 420 mm)
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Letterhead
Non-ISO print media sizes:executive, folio, index card, legal, letter / executive, folio, legal, statement
Standard tray media types:Banner, Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Pre-Printed, Transparencies / Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies / Plain Paper / Plain paper, Pre-Printed
Standard tray media weight:60 - 215


Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Other operating systems supported:Novell NetWare 4.x
Processor frequency:500
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Professional x64

Ports & interfaces

Optional connectivity:
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, Parallel, USB 1.1, USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220
Power consumption (PowerSave):105 / 11
Power consumption (standby):105 / 11
Power consumption (typical):900

Print Technology

Color: No
Duplex printing:No / Yes
Maximum duty cycle:300000 / 50000
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Print technology:Laser
Recommended duty cycle:50000 / 50000 - 50000
Standard printer languages: / PCL 5e, PCL 6 / PCL 5e, PCL 6, PostScript 3


Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):50
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):50
Time to first page (black, normal):6.5
Warm-up time:37 / 50
Warm-up time (from sleep mode):37

Sound Emission

Print noise level:54 / 7.19
Printing noise level:54 / 7.19
Standby acoustic emission:22 / 5

Technical Details

Country of origin:China

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.7 / 25.6 / 32.8
Dimensions (WxDxH):25.2 x 20.7 x 19.6 / 25.2 x 20.7 x 30.6 / 54.3 x 25.6 x 41.3
Height:19.6 / 29.5 / 30.6 / 41.3
Package dimensions (WxDxH):32.8 x 32.8 x 29.5 / 32.8 x 32.8 x 44.8 / 32.8 x 32.8 x 61
Package height:29.5 / 44.8 / 61
Package weight:145.1 / 164.9 / 2.2 / 229.9 / 2328.1 / 2645.5 / 3668.5
Package width:32.8
Weight:112 / 114.6 / 116.8 / 1555.6 / 2.2 / 2257.5 / 2328.1 / 2645.5 / 97.2
Width:25.2 / 32.8 / 54.3